Today, we’re trying something a little different here at the Jaunty Quills blog: Katherine Garbera and I are sharing today’s post. The two of us have final books in our most recent Harlequin Special Edition and Harlequin Desire series out this month and we decided to celebrate this with a co-blog.
Kathy Garbera: Nanc, it’s so much fun to be blogging together today!
Nancy Robards Thompson: It is, Kathy! I don’t know if the JQ community knows it, but the two of us have been friends for more than fifteen years. So, even though it was a fun surprise to learn that the final books in our series were both November books, we weren’t surprised to learn that both of our series feature food in some shape or form.
KG: My Harlequin Desire series Matchmakers, Inc. (READY FOR HER CLOSE-UP, A CASE OF KISS AND TELL, and CALLING ALL THE SHOTS) takes place on the set of Sexy & Single, reality matchmaking show for millionaires.
NRT: My Special Edition series, Celebrations, Inc. (and its books TEXAS WEDDING, TEXAS MAGIC and TEXAS CHRISTMAS) is set around a reality television show called “Catering to Dallas.” It highlights the ins and outs of the Celebrations, Inc. catering company. Both of our books seem to be a celebration of food, Kathy! Why am I not surprised?
KG: I’m not surprised at all, Nancy. You know what would be fun? Why don’t we have a virtual dinner party? If you could invite anyone as your dinner guest, who would it be?
NRT: Just one person?
KG: Yes, just one.
NRT: (tapping her temple thinking…) Well, let’s see… some of my candidates would be Audrey Hepburn, John Lennon and Fitzwilliam Darcy… but I think the person I’d ask to our dinner party would be the writer Dorothy Parker, because she would definitely bring the sass and interesting conversation. How about you, Kathy?
KG: Love that list, Nanc! Some of my candidates would be Dashiell Hammett, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Sir Percival Blakeney…but for me it’s going to have to be Gabrielle “Coco” Bonheur Chanel. She’s fabulously chic and I would love to have a chat with her.
NRT: I’m wondering who our JQ community would bring to dinner?
KG: This is going to be such fun. I can’t wait to see the guest list!